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Mets turn triple play in 11-3 win over Dodgers

By JOE RESNICK
Associated Press
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LOS ANGELES (AP) Bartolo Colon took the mound with a heavy heart, and teammate Lucas Duda helped make the day a bit easier with a big bat.

Duda homered twice, drove in a career-high five runs and was involved in the New York Mets' first triple play in over four seasons, allowing Colon to breeze to an 11-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday.

''I'm sure Bartolo had other things on his mind than baseball, obviously with his situation,'' Duda said. ''We all tried to kind of rally around him and give him as much support as we could. He's an unbelievable person. And to go out there and do what he did today shows the kind of heart he has.''

Colon (12-10) gave up two runs and five hits over six innings and struck out five, just six days after his mother Adriana passed away on Monday from breast cancer. After the game, the 41-year-old right-hander returned to the Dominican Republic to attend her funeral. But he told manager Terry Collins he'll be back in time to start next Saturday against Philadelphia.

''What he did impressed me, but it didn't surprise me,'' Collins said. ''He's had a tough week. And when he came off after the sixth, I think that's the first time in his career he's ever said: `I'm done.'

''He was very bothered by the fact that he needed to get home and that he was going to miss a start, because he knew what it meant to the team,'' Collins added. ''He felt terrible about it, but I said: `Look, you've got to do what you've got to do.'''

Colon's 92nd and final pitch resulted in the Mets' first triple play since May 19, 2010 at Washington.

Moments after Adrian Gonzalez's RBI single in the sixth trimmed the Dodgers' deficit to 7-2, Matt Kemp hit a sharp grounder in the hole to third baseman Eric Campbell, who threw to second for the force before Daniel Murphy relayed to first. Yasiel Puig tried to score from second, but Travis d'Arnaud took the throw from Duda and tagged him out.

''He's fast and aggressive, so you have to be aware of that,'' Duda said.

Kevin Correia (2-1) lasted only three innings on his 34th birthday, giving up seven runs - five earned - and seven hits. Despite the loss, the Dodgers maintained their 4 1-2 game lead on San Francisco in the NL West following the Giants' 14-6 defeat at Washington.

Duda, Ruben Tejada and d'Arnaud all homered against the right-hander, who was making his third start since the Dodgers acquired him from Minnesota. Duda's added his 26th of the season in the ninth against Jamey Wright.

This was the 10th time in Correia's 12-year career that he has allowed three or more homers.

''Keeping the ball down isn't always the problem. It's getting it where I want it to go,'' Correia said.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Mets: Closer Jenrry Mejia, who pitched a perfect inning Saturday after experiencing back problems during the series in Oakland, will be watched closely by the training staff the rest of the way. ''You can just see the difference in his stuff when he's rested,'' manager Terry Collins said.

Dodgers: SS Hanley Ramirez was reinstated from the disabled list and was 0 for 4 with two strikeouts after missing 14 games because of an oblique strain on his right side. ... INF Erisbel Arruebarrena was optioned to Class-A Rancho Cucamonga to clear a roster spot.

UP NEXT

Mets: Dillon Gee (4-6, 3.84 ERA) takes the ball Tuesday night in the opener of a three-game series against Atlanta, trying to end the longest losing streak of his career. He is 0-5 with a 5.71 ERA in seven starts since beating the Braves 4-1 on July 9.

Dodgers: Roberto Hernandez (7-9, 3.78 ERA) pitches the opener of a two-game set at Arizona Tuesday night, his fourth start since the Dodgers obtained him from Philadelphia.

IN-GAME INJURIES

Slumping Mets third baseman David Wright, who came in 9 for 12 against Correia, left the game following the Mets' big rally because of a muscle spasm on the right side of his neck. ... Murphy was taken out late because of tightness in his calf.

 
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Players of the Game
New York

L. Duda
AB 5
R 2
H 3
HR 2
RBI 5
Los Angeles

A. Gonzalez
AB 3
R 1
H 3
HR 0
RBI 1
 

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New York (N.L.) Mets
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLG
Curtis Granderson, RF5110001.220.321.372
Daniel Murphy, 2B5221001.301.343.424
   Carlos Torres, P0000000.000.000.000
David Wright, 3B2110000.266.324.368
   Eric Campbell, 3B3000001.295.345.409
Lucas Duda, 1B5235010.260.355.507
Travis d'Arnaud, C5121000.228.292.396
Juan Lagares, CF4211000.275.314.380
Ruben Tejada, SS4112003.230.345.289
Eric Young Jr., LF4011000.227.305.309
Bartolo Colon, P2000011.040.040.060
   a-Matt den Dekker, PH1110000.193.264.241
   Buddy Carlyle, P10100001.0001.0001.000
   Wilmer Flores, 2B0000000.225.255.285
Totals4111141102    
a-singled for Colon in the 7th
Batting
3B - Eric Young Jr. (3, Correia)
HR - Lucas Duda 2 (26, Correia), Travis d'Arnaud (12, Correia), Ruben Tejada (3, Correia)
SF - Juan Lagares (5)
RBI - Daniel Murphy (53), Lucas Duda 5 (76), Travis d'Arnaud (32), Juan Lagares (38), Ruben Tejada 2 (25), Eric Young Jr. (14)
2-OUT RBI - Ruben Tejada 2 (13), Eric Young Jr. (6)
Team LOB - 4
Fielding
TP - Campbell/n
New York (N.L.) Mets
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Bartolo Colon (W,12-10) 6522150 3.82
Buddy Carlyle 2311030 1.33
Carlos Torres 1100110 3.38
Pitches-Strikes - Bartolo Colon 92-63, Buddy Carlyle 42-27, Carlos Torres 18-11
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Bartolo Colon 9-2, Buddy Carlyle 1-2, Carlos Torres 1-1
Batters Faced - Bartolo Colon 22, Buddy Carlyle 9, Carlos Torres 5
Los Angeles (N.L.) Dodgers
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLG
Dee Gordon, 2B4121000.291.335.387
Yasiel Puig, CF3000111.305.388.501
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B3131000.275.333.461
   Miguel Rojas, LF1000011.205.265.254
Matt Kemp, RF3011013.274.338.458
   Pedro Baez, P0000000.000.000.000
   a-Drew Butera, PH1000001.190.259.301
   Jamey Wright, P0000000.000.000.000
Hanley Ramirez, SS4000022.274.363.450
Andre Ethier, LF-RF4020001.248.313.373
Justin Turner, 3B4000021.313.385.441
A.J. Ellis, C3000111.180.317.238
Kevin Correia, P0000000.333.333.444
   b-Darwin Barney, PH1000000.230.273.327
   Carlos Frias, P1000010.000.000.000
   Scott Van Slyke, RF-1B2110002.265.376.500
Totals3439329    
a-flied out for Baez in the 8th
b-grounded out for Correia in the 3rd
Batting
2B - Adrian Gonzalez 2 (35, Colon)
3B - Dee Gordon (12, Carlyle)
RBI - Dee Gordon (28), Adrian Gonzalez (89), Matt Kemp (59)
2-OUT RBI - Matt Kemp (24)
Team LOB - 6
Fielding
E - Adrian Gonzalez (5, Missed catch of throw)
Los Angeles (N.L.) Dodgers
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Kevin Correia (L,7-14) 3775013 5.09
Carlos Frias 3.1533010 6.08
Pedro Baez 1.2100000 1.69
Jamey Wright 1111001 3.90
Pitches-Strikes - Kevin Correia 48-32, Carlos Frias 47-35, Pedro Baez 25-16, Jamey Wright 14-10
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Kevin Correia 3-6, Carlos Frias 4-5, Pedro Baez 1-4, Jamey Wright 2-1
Batters Faced - Kevin Correia 17, Carlos Frias 15, Pedro Baez 6, Jamey Wright 4
Game Information
Attendance - 47290
Game Time - 3:02
Temperature - 79
Umpires - Home - Dale Scott, First Base - Brian Knight, Second Base - Adam Hamari, Third Base - C.B. Bucknor